HUBBALI, the winning design by Hanna Haczek & Ewelina Andrecka (Poland), was selected by the Five Pillar Foundation community and DSGN for its focus on participatory design and social development. Based on a 6×6 meter timber construction module, HUBBALI takes up an 18×18 meter area and is flanked by porches on entry sides side for gathering and relaxation. The design will be further developed with the Five Pillar Foundation and the surrounding Pejarakan community in
“Bali has a tropical climate, experiencing high temperatures and sharp downpours, so we have provided a cosy, sheltered respite from the elements. The exceptional roof that spreads over the multi-functional interior is inspired by traditional Balinese architecture,” explained Haczek and Andrecka on the concept of the winning proposal. “Although it may seem massive, the geometry of the roof is designed in such a way as to express perfect balance with the natural surroundings. It is divided into three sections by mobile walls-frames filled with bamboo, a sustainable material- that are arranged to the users preference. The heart of the facility there is an installation which cools down the inside by using stored rainwater and natural airflow circulation-saving on unneeded power. Such spatial play makes that the facility is always able to be adapted for specific needs. The Hub is a structural product, intended to be customised by the local community. A simple, nimble, structure made of repeatable elements proves efficient and ergonomic,” added the authors.
Runners-up in the competition were:
Central Point / Annalena Henssen (Germany)
The Stage In-Between / Liang Shui (USA)
Joglo Hub / Eun Woo Jung & Mickaël Minghetti (South Korea & France/ Switzerland)
Circle of Life / Olja Stefanovska & Melda Yolaçan (Macedonia)
DSGN team members Jack Lehane, Alastair Brook, Seán Conlan-Smith, and Jason Ladrigan explain the new global initiative: “DSGN have partnered with a Balinese community development organisation, the Five Pillar Foundation, who work to develop community-based tourism, promote local enterprise, and provide educational workshops for Balinese villagers. Boosting local economy through sustainable tourism offers opportunities in otherwise overlooked rural areas —restoring unified growth across the island that strengthens industry between Denpasar and rural communities. Local enterprise favours local economics —with a more balanced tourism trade comes a reducing economic gap, and a more balanced population density. A resurgence of local innovation and rural economy growth will begin to balance trade, population and economy.”
“The future development of
DSGN exhibited at Fuorisalone Milan Design Week 2018 this April as part of the ‘Metamorphosis’ exhibition alongside sister organisation, MEDS (Meeting of Design Students). DSGN has since made the regional shortlist for the
DSGN will shortly be launching its second competition, which will focus on the next steps to this development scheme. This will also be open to interdisciplinary students and graduates.